Some people are known to be clever, crafty, and sly. Sometimes in a genius way, other times in selfish ways, and always in a way that makes people laugh (whether they want to or not).
Here are 75 people who are almost too clever for their own good.
Their ingenuity is really quite impressive – you gotta hand it to them for that! Get ready to see some ideas that you’ll maybe wish you thought of years ago.
#1 Yogurt cravings
You know when you want the large size of drinkable yogurt but they only have the six-pack of smaller ones? This is how you fix that problem. You’ll just need to waste six straws.
#2 Adorable forgery
This little trickster thought he could fool his teachers into thinking his mom signed his homework. But, we have a feeling ‘Mom’ has a real name.
#3 Helping mom out
This person decided to set up the TV remote so that it was easy for their mom to use. We think this should be implemented in every household.
#4 Who’s paying for this?
This security guard thought he’d be clever and take a quick snooze behind a life-size photo of a security guard. Is the guy in the photo holding a gun? And what happens if real security is actually needed?
#5 When life gives you lemons…
If you have a dent in your bumper and you can’t afford to get it fixed…just turn it into your favorite cartoon character! Like this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
#6 How to get your kid to clean their room
Does you kid want to plug in their TV? Attach a padlock to the TV plug and keep hold of the key! Tell them they have to clean it in order to unluck it. Genius.
#7 “I’m not sleeping in class…”
This guy needs to catch up on some much-needed sleep while in class. So, he painted this face on his head and placed his glasses just so. We’re sure his teacher will never be the wiser.
#8 Dad genius level = 100
This dad figured out a way to mow the lawn without any hard labor whatsoever. Plus, you end up with a cool circle pattern in your front yard. Beat that, neighbors.
#9 Most relaxing traffic jam ever
Most people get stressed out and frustrated in traffic jams. Especially when they’re going absolutely nowhere. But not this guy! He found the silver lining.
#10 Nice try, Jackie
You have to hand it to this girl for being so brazen about trying to avoid answering this question. The teacher seems less than impressed, however.
#11 How to deal with long queues
Instead of waiting in a long line wherever these people are, they just lined up their sandals in the order that they arrived. Now, they can just take a seat until it’s their turn. Mass ingenuity.
#12 Steep driveway
Why walk your garbage can up and down your steep driveway when you can just drive it down in your car when you leave the house? That’s called efficiency.
#13 Turning a fail into a win
Don’t be upset if your gingerbread house breaks or crumbles. Add a dinosaur and you’re all set!
#14 Low on whipped cream?
We’re sure that this pie was designed on purpose but it’s also a great idea for when you run out of whipped cream mid-decorating. Plus, it’s cute!
#15 Mommy to the rescue!
After taking a little tumble and getting a scratch on his head, this mom turned the boo-boo into the Harry Potter symbol and it’s absolutely adorable.
#16 This Einstein
This guy has the right idea. He turned his charger plug into an ingenious way to watch videos on his phone hands-free. No more being bored in class, though I don’t know how the teacher will react if she catches him on his phone. Let’s just hope he doesn’t get caught.
#17 You were going to eat it all anyway
While we don’t recommend eating this much cereal in one sitting, it is a great idea if you don’t have a bowl. You just have to eat it all before the box gets soggy.
#18 World of hurt
“Let’s see you little punks smash my mailbox now,” said the person who shared this photo. This could end up being a painful mistake for some future pranksters.
#19 Outmastering the master
This idea is all good and dandy until his dad checks the camera when it is supposed to be dark. Regardless, pretty darn smart idea. Teens are too clever for their own good.
#20 Thinking outside the box
This person had no spoons or forks, so she made do with the closest thing at hand, a plastic hanger. Too bad they had to ruin a perfectly good hanger, but a hungry person does what they must.
#21 Creative hospital staff
Wanting to get in the holiday spirit, this hospital staff got creative with the supplies they had on hand. On hand! Get it?
#22 Future of flirting
While at the club, a guy handed this girl his card. Upon scanning the QR code, her phone gave access to all of his social media accounts. Talk about a next level number exchange.
#23 You know you’d drink the whole thing anyway
Straight from the “I am Pretty Sure This has Already Been Done” file comes a water bottle lid on a wine bottle. Trust me, wine lovers everywhere have been looking for easier ways to drink the wine they love for ages. Chances are, someone has already discovered this hack.
#24 Preventing package thieves
Sick of people stealing your packages? Instruct your delivery person to put the package in this scary guy’s lap. That should do it.
#25 Mind. Blown.
The inventive person is always on the lookout for ways to improve upon their everyday life. Take this genius for instance, they took two simple McDonald’s snacks and turned them into delicious ice cream sandwich.
#26 Pro tip
Here is an innovative way to cool your tea, ice cubes made out of ice tea. As the poster says, this is the perfect way to keep your ice tea from getting watered down. Tea lovers everywhere rejoice!
#27 Broken screen
This person’s phone screen cracked, which is always an expensive bummer. But, until they get a new phone, they just downloaded a new wallpaper to make it all work.
#28 Genius idea
Everyone hates missing 3 or 4 minutes of a movie when you have to use the bathroom – and it’s always at the best part! This genius idea would fix that problem.
#29 When you don’t want to choose…
If you can’t decided between which cereal you want to eat for breakfast – just follow this smarty pants’ idea. Now, you can have it all!
#30 Best pregnancy costume ever
When no pre-made Halloween costume fits you, take advantage of it and create your own! Like this Star Wars fan.
#31 Way to go
Whoever set up this display is tuned in to the female condition. Chances are that this display needs to be refilled multiple times a week, maybe even once a day. Not to say that all females crave chocolate during these times, but enough do to warrant this genius product placement.
#32 Chevy fan
As long as this plate owner drives an Impala they are all set. It does look like they need to clean the bird dookie off the back of their car though. I doubt the Impaler is too cool to be seen driving in a car with that on it
#33 How to get your teen’s grades up
“My daughter is currently pulling a D- in math. This is her phone,” shared this mom showing her total ingenuity. That should be some serious motivation!
#34 Punny trash
This person is a real pun master. I don’t mean to couch it in these terms, but these are kind of simple. I hope he can get bedder at it.
#35 We see what you did there
The person who wrote this blurb is a real wordsmith. They could seriously write for television if they wanted. I’m curious as to what other gems this person has come up with over the years.
#36 Making the subway a little more tolerable
Here’s a way to make smelly, crowded subway rides a little more pleasant. Bring along your giant rocking chair like this guy did.
#37 Makeshift Dolly Llama
Many people want to meet the Dolly Llama, but few are able to actually make the trip. At least in this case, he is hanging out in a warehouse and is easier to access.
#38 Truly a mystery
This bookstore has the ultimate mystery section. Not only do you not know which book you are getting, you have no way to know if you’ve read the book before. And no peeking, you wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise.
#39 Seems safe
We certainly wouldn’t call these guys geniuses but…they are getting pretty crafty when it comes to transporting this giant box on a scooter. She better hold her center of gravity!
#40 What beautiful eyes you have
Little did she realize how embarrassing the placement of the cat’s eyes would be when she bought this shirt. Luckily, she is smart and found an easy fix for the problem. Madonna, move over!